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John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 5: the crisis (search)
n had a right to tax the Colonies; and we have heard the mob at Alton, the drunken murderers of Lovejoy, compared to those patriot fathers who threw the tea overboard! (Great applause.) Fellow-citizens, is this Faneuil Hall doctrine? ( No, no. ) After giving a clear exposition of the difference between the riot at Alton and the Boston Tea Party, Phillips continued: Sir, when I heard the gentleman lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought those pictured lips (pointing to the portraits in the Hall) would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American--the slanderer of the dead. (Great applause and counter-applause.) The gentleman said that he should sink into insignificance if he dared not gainsay the principles of these resolutions. Sir, for the sentiments he has uttered, on soil consecrated by the prayers of Puritans, and the blood of patriots, the earth should have yawned and swallowed him up
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 8: the Rynders mob (search)
he mass of his backers. The audience, despite a natural agitation, gave way to no panic. The Abolitionist leaders upon the platform remained imperturbable. I was not aware, writes Dr. Furness, of being under any apprehension of personal violence. We were all like General Jackson's cotton-bales at New Orleans. Our demeanor made it impossible for the rioters to use any physical force against us. Rynders found himself in the midst of Francis and Edmund Jackson, of Wendell Phillips, of Edmund Quincy, of Charles F. Hovey, of William H. Furness, of Samuel May, Jr., of Sydney Howard Gay, of Isaac T. Hopper, of Henry C. Wright, of Abby Kelley Foster, of Frederick Douglass, of Mr. Garrison--against whom his menaces were specially directed. Never was a human being more out of his element. The following, according to the Herald, was what greeted Mr. Garrison's ear: Captain Rynders (clenching his fist)--I will not allow you to assail the President of the United States. You shan
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Index (search)
Parker, Theodore, 220, 259. Pease, Elizabeth, 246. Pennsylvania Hall, Phila., burning of, 119, 133. Pharisees, Christ's rebuke to, 181-84; their offenses mild compared with the atrocities of today, 185, 186. Philanthropist, the, 108. Phillips, Wendell, at Fanueil Hall, 129, 130-32; effect of his speech, 132, 133; quoted, 180, 198; 108, 123, 165, 210, 249. Pierpont, John, 43. Polk, James K., 204. Presbyterians, and Abolition, 208. Pro-Slavery Democrats, Northern, 23. Quincy, Edmund, 210. Rankin, John, 160. Reformer, the, 54. Republican Party, formation of, 142, 143,258. Rhodes, James F., 142. Richmond Whig, quoted, 104, 119. Roman Catholics, and Abolition, 200, 207. Ross, Abner, 187. Rynders, Isaiah, his history, 203, 204. Rynders Mob, the, 203ff. Savonarola, Girolamo, 193. Scott, Dred, case of, 257. Sewall, Samuel E., 80. Seward, W. H., 143, 1144. Slave, the, beginning of G.'s devotion to, cause of, 42. Slave-holding classes, manhood